Jason B. “Brad” Redditt is a second generation law enforcement officer. His father, the late Aroy E. “Roy” Redditt, was serving as Warren County’s Chief Deputy when he unexpectedly passed away on Thanksgiving of 2003.
The younger Redditt was a Deputy who began his career under former Sheriff Paul Barrett. A native of the Oak Ridge Community, he attended Warren Central High School and Hinds Community College before receiving his law enforcement certification training at the academy at USM Gulf Park on the Mississippi Coast.
He went on to serve as a Warren County Deputy for 22 and a half years. Several years of that time he was one of the the department’s K-9 handlers. Following his departure from Warren County he worked in Texas.
Almost 3 years ago, he relocated to the Mississippi Gulf Coast and joined the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office as a member of the patrol division. Redditt was recently recognized as their patrol division employee of the month for the month of January. Redditt was recently informed by the Gulfport Rotary Club that he has been selected as Deputy of the Year and will be honored with a ceremony and luncheon on May 20.
When reached for comment Monday morning, he said although he has enough time in the Mississippi Public Employees Retirement System to trade in the badge for a life of leisure, he plans on continuing to work.
“We have an awesome Sheriff and a department that I enjoy being a part of,” Redditt said. “Plus I really enjoy life here on the coast.”
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